There’s seven NBA games taking place this Tuesday with our expert focusing on five interesting match ups.
Kick starting the day’s action will be the Dallas Mavericks and the Brooklyn Nets. Since making a trade for former Knick Kristaps Porzingis the Mavs have been in freefall while the playoff-bound Nets continue to defy expectations.
Dwayne Wade and the Heat host the Atlanta Hawks in Wade’s final match against the franchise. The Hawks previous two matches have both been against the Bulls, with the teams splitting the games at one apiece.
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With a record of 36-26, the Utah Jazz host the New Orleans Pelicans, who are currently 29-36. The Jazz have been in red-hot form as of late while the Pelicans are still reeling following Anthony Davis’ franchise-altering decision to demand a trade.
The final match up of the day sees the Kings of Sacramento and and the Knicks facing off in the Garden with the visitors looking to continue their push towards the playoffs.
NBA Tuesday March 5 Multi:
First match begins at 11:30 am AEST
Nets to beat the Mavericks @ $1.46
Heat to beat the Hawks @ $1.25
Bucks to beat the Suns @ $1.15
Jazz to beat the Pelicans @ $1.22
Kings to beat the Knicks @ $1.11
NBA Tuesday March 5th Multi Analysis
Since trading Dennis Smith Jr and DeAndre Jordan to the Knicks, the Mavericks have lost seven of their last 10 matches.
With D’Angelo Russell in the point position and Caris LeVert back on the court for Brooklyn, the strength of the franchise is increasing by the week.
The Mavericks have a road record of 6-24 which is one of the worst away records in the league.
It is a game that the Nets can not afford to drop as their run towards the playoffs progresses.
As the Miami Heat make their way through the tough NBA environment, they manage to give Dwayne Wade a win in most of his final matches, with the buzzer-beater against the Warriors one of the highlights of the year.
Against the Hawks, the Miami Heat will easily be capable of running their ideal offence, which the smaller Hawks line-up will not be able to defend. With Hassan Whiteside in the paint and Josh Richardson creating plays, the Heat will beat the Hawks.
Even without Eric Bledsoe, the Bucks fought hard enough against the Jazz to convince us they’re going to beat the Suns. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be capable of shutting down any offence that Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton try to formulate.
Despite the fact that the Bucks have already clinched a Playoffs position, they will not be resting on their laurels. Back the Bucks with confidence.
Considering the uncertainty that surrounds the Pelicans and the solid platform of talent the Jazz have blended together; the outcome of this match is obvious.
Donovan Mitchell is one of the league’s best scorers and can do it against the best defenders in the competition.
Combined with the defensive mindset of Ruby Gobert, the Jazz are well on their way to the Playoffs.
Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox are one of the league’s most intimidating backcourts, mainly due to the quick movement and incredible shooting prowess. When the Kings face the Knicks, it will be hard for New York to run its offence due to the defensive ability of the Sacramento guards.
Not only can the Kings run offence with aplomb, but their tenacity of defence is just as appealing.
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